Penn Medicine

Division of Hospital Medicine Wellness Committee

The Division of Hospital Medicine Wellness Committee is a group of hospitalists with varying years of experience that focus their efforts to work on improving the overall wellness and practice satisfaction of our hospitalists. Created after a 2016 Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) assessment, some of the topics focused on included the improvement of hospitalist branding, encouraging collegiality and camaraderie, and mentorship and scholarship development programs.

Some of the exciting events that have been sponsored include our annual “speed dating” event where junior and senior faculty have the opportunity to develop professional relationships outside of the clinical environment.  Our 2018 event, included a special “story slam” session, which allowed hospitalist to speak to their experience and path towards choosing a career in hospital medicine.  Other events include special social events during orientation and onboarding week, an annual Sumer BBQ and a holiday party that is generally held at one of our hospitalist’s home.  Other fun activities have included a resident-attending karaoke night and an evening wine and cheese roundtable to discuss narrative medicine.  We finish the year with our annual hospitalist and advance practice awards ceremony. In 2020 we made the best of it and bonded at our first (and hopefully last) virtual holiday party with an online ugly sweater competition (our Section Chief, Ryan Greysen took first prize). In the spring of 2021, some of the Hospitalist moms got to enjoy an early Mother’s Day brunch in the city after being fully vaccinated, of course. In addition, we kicked off summer 2023 with a reception for our hospitalists and leaders celebrating the launch of our Division.

The DHM Wellness Committee work will continue to focus on our groups overall wellness through a variety of creative events, including the planning of a hospital medicine retreat where the initial SWOT assessment was created and establishing a platform for peer discussions of difficult patient cases.   


Hospital Medicine Happy Hour                                              Hospital Medicine Celebrates Women's History              Hospital Medicine Thanksgiving at PPMC                   



 Virtual Holiday Party


    Hospital Medicine Mother's Day Brunch                                                             Hospital Medicine Phillies Game 



Division Launch Celebration


Division Holiday Party 2023


SHM  Converage Conference Dinner, San Diego - April 2024



Penn Hospital Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, Maloney Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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